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Remixed Retro

Vinyl becomes a significant source of eco-friendly redesign

Implications - The proliferation of eco-friendly design has contributed to a resurgence in retro products, in which old-school items and materials have been reworked for contemporary usage. Vinyl, considered to be one of the worst plastics for the environment, has especially played a significant role in product upcycling.
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Featured Examples

Retro Record Bags
Retro Record Bags
Handbag Designers Take Inspiration From 60's Vinyl and Guitars
Check out these latest retro music inspired handbags, from Living Dead Souls’ shoulder guitar bags, to Momaboma’s vinyl record-shape handbags. Living Dead Soul is known for their punk music inspired fashion,… MORE
play_circle_filled Papercraft Phonographs
Papercraft Phonographs
GGRP Corrugated Cardboard Envelope Unfolds Into Record Player
GGRP has discovered a brilliant way to demonstrate their sound engineering capabilities with this cardboard phonograph. For the design, an unassuming piece of corrugated cardboard acts as an envelope and… MORE
Vinyl Books
Vinyl Books
‘Extraordinary Records' Explores the World of Retro Albums
Published last month by Taschen, Extraordinary Records by Giorgio Moroder, with the contribution of renowned collectors Alessandro Benedetti and Peter Bastine, is a record collector’s must. This book covers… MORE
Iced Vinyl
Iced Vinyl
Katie Paterson Creates Tunes From Ice Blocks
In a watery medley titled Langjökull, Snæfellsjökull, Solheimajökull, Katie Paterson created music out of glacier ice and then played them until they melted. The poetry behind this? Now that they are… MORE
Chocolate Vinyl Records
Chocolate Vinyl Records
Peter Lardong Makes Music That's Easy to Digest
You have to admit, the old LPs do look pretty tasty with their shiny black appearance and reflective luster. Well, it was only a matter of time before someone made them taste as good as they look. Music… MORE
play_circle_filled Remixed Fitness Tools
Remixed Fitness Tools
The Vinyl Workout Will Have You Sweatin' to the Oldies
There's is really no better way to re-introduce yourself to the classics than with the vinyl workout. If you think this thing is just an image projected on the floor, guess again! It is a fully audible,… MORE
Self-Pressed Records
Self-Pressed Records
Yuri Suzuki's Amateur Music Production System Warps Records
As part of Jerszy Seymour’s ‘Coalition of Amateurs’ Exhibition, Yuri Suzuki created the Amateur Music Production System which records and presses misshapen but usable vinyl records. The Amateur… MORE
play_circle_filled Trippy Turntables
Trippy Turntables
'Death Calls the Tune' by Lab Binaer Speaks to Our 24/7 News Cycle
'Death Calls the Tune' by Lab Binaer is a modified turntable that displays neon news headlines in ticker-like fashion. The art piece is meant to be a reflection on our 24/7 news cycle and the way in which… MORE
Portable Record Players
Portable Record Players
Convert Your Vinyl on the Go With the Briefcase USB Turntable
The Briefcase USB Turntable is a portable music player for your vinyl. The Briefcase allows you to take your old-school records with you and play then on the go. It even has a built-in USB port so you… MORE
Futuristic LP Players
Futuristic LP Players
The Portable LP Player Concept by Charlie Pyott
For all you hipsters out there who bust out your iPods, iPhones, Zunes or whatever the coolest thing du jour is at a party, imagine what would happen if you whipped this slick portable lp player out. The… MORE
Foamy Turntables
Foamy Turntables
The Styrofoam Turntable Can't Be Mixed in the Microwave
If I ever want to be a DJ Hero, I'm going to need a Styrofoam Turntable. I imagine the learning curve for DJ-ing is fairly steep, which is why I'll need all the unbreakable turntables I can get. I get… MORE
Geeky Galactic Gramophones
Geeky Galactic Gramophones
The Star Wars Record Player Will Make Nerds Happy
The Star Trek Enterprise Record Player concept is perfect for those who reminisce the good old Star Trek days. Although the geeky galactic gramophone is extremely nerdy, it is still a great idea for a… MORE

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play_circle_filled Musical Subway Stairs
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Limited Edition Turntables
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Clocks for DJs
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play_circle_filled Touch-Screen Turntables
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Floating Vinyl
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Yak Skiing
Yak Skiing
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Vinyl Clocks
Vinyl Clocks
Like Minded Studios' ‘Record Time Clocks' Make Punctuality Cool
Odd Viral Records
Odd Viral Records
Weird Sleeves That Question the Artist's Sanity
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Vinyl-Friendly CD Players
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Record Breaking Art
Record Breaking Art
Robi Walters & Leanne Wright Create Smashed Album Collages
Trekkie Art Projects
Trekkie Art Projects
Creative Icons Asked to Personally Commemorate Star Trek
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Artistic Vinyl Canvases
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Technological Turntables
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Rad Recycled Records
Rad Recycled Records
Obsolete Records & CDs Find a New Life
play_circle_filled Trekker Modelmania
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Sampling of Lego Star Trek Ships and Sci-Fi Transportation
30 Sweet DJ Innovations
30 Sweet DJ Innovations
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Return of LPs
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Musical Treestumps
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play_circle_filled Preserving Classic Media
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play_circle_filled Styrafoam Robots as Art
Styrafoam Robots as Art
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Retro Car Record Players
VW Van Soundwagon
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Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen
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Naked On A Glacier
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USB Turntable
Spin Your Vinyl into the Digital Age
Star Wars and Star Trek Spaceships That You Can Print And Fold
Star Wars and Star Trek Spaceships That You Can Print And Fold
EIP Laser Turntable
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